About Us

AIAA UNM Student Chapter

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. The purpose of AIAA is to celebrate aerospace ingenuity and get students excited about careers in aerospace, and astronautics. As the student chapter of AIAA and the University of New Mexico, our mission is to address interests of past, current and future aerospace workforce and to encourage bright engineering students with a passion for flight; we do this through lectures, guest presenters and exploring the history of New Mexico’s premier national laboratories and military bases.


This Year’s Board Members:

Chair: Victoria Ramirez

Vice Chair: Eric Ballard

Secretary: Derrick Charley

Treasurer: Jawad Khalaf

Outreach Coordinator: Breanna Cunningham

Website Coordinator: Irma Rocio Vazquez



AIAA Professional

Our purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life.

Our promise is to be your vital lifelong link to the aerospace community and a champion for its achievements.

One Remarkable Fact Says It All: Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.

This is the place for everything, from exploring our history and purpose … to catching up on the latest news … Make sure you check out our prestigious Honors & Awards programs. Recognizing excellence is one the most important contributions we make. Serving this elite audience and its historic mission is our commitment and our privilege. Now we invite you to learn more about AIAA – and share in the vision and excitement of this inspiring industry.

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